Values Education

At Stepping Stones we have four core values.

Respect

Kindness

Trust

Tolerance

At Stepping Stones we pride ourselves on our Values Education which is embedded throughout the whole curriculum. During a child’s education with us we teach them our core values and 8 additional values are focused on throughout the year. Each week we focus on one of the values. It is introduced through circle time and teachers then follow up with a values session weekly. All staff promote use of values language and recognise the children for showing the values at different times through the school day.

Our daily meeting allows opportunities for peers to make nominations and acknowledge how other children have demonstrated the value. This promotes positivity, appreciation and acknowledges everyone’s achievements.

We encourage our wider community such as passenger assistants and drivers to be part of the nomination process and send us notes that tell us how the children have shown the value on pupil transport.

The weekly newsletter that is circulated to parents outlines the value of the week and gives examples of what parents can follow up at home. We love to receive nominations from home.